Saturday, February 26, 2005

Woodsy idyll



The kind of thing you think you'd be geting away from out in the woods

7 comments:

Rurality said...

For the arboreally curious, it's a beech tree (Fagus grandifolia) with the initials, and a persimmon tree (Diospyros virginiana) in the back.

MissBossyPants said...

I remember in my high school biology class, when I still lived in Ohio, we had to do a leaf collection. My friends and I went to Cox Arboretum there and I fell in love, for some reason, with osage orange trees. I still can recall the smell of the leaves as I ironed them between sheets of wax paper...

sugarcreekfarm said...
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sugarcreekfarm said...

Karen, it's so cool how you know the names of all of the plants, trees and animals! Wish I could go on a walk with you and just soak up some knowledge. Are you self-taught or do you have a horticulture degree or something? Happy Saturday!

P.S. That's my deleted post above, don't know what happened.

Rurality said...

Dusti that's funny, I've seen them around Montgomery but not up here... I was just assuming that they wouldn't grow in cooler climates. (Shouldn't assume things I know nothing about!) The orange thingies are cool. When we're driving south on I65 we always see them around the Hope Hull exit.

Kelli, I started out liking birds and took some special-studies classes on that. When you're looking for birds and none are around, you just start looking at everything else I guess. Lots of birdwatchers are plant lovers too so they got me started on that. Plants are nice because they don't run away from you. :)

I don't really know trees all that well - these are two of the easy ones. Birdwatchers are fond of saying things like, "Look at that cuckoo over there in the hackberry tree!" And I'm always going, "What's a hackberry tree?!"

Then once you start looking up one thing in nature, you somehow end up with millions of field guides for everything.

I don't really know ANY of the latin names, I'm having to look them up. That's one of my New Year's resolutions - to learn some latin names of things.

swj56 said...

Karen, I can honestly say that you are brilliant, amazing, talented beyond belief, wonderfully funny, beautiful, and the nicest person anyone will ever meet! (By the way, your husband is pretty neat, too.)

Rurality said...

Previous comment brought to you by my very nice sister in law, who is obviously biased, is easy to please, and needs glasses, but geez isn't she sweet?!